Hi Tom I have an older computer, its a HP Pavilion 8760 c. I have Windows XP on it, 1 GB of RAM and I recently installed a Abit Siluro GF2 T200 MX video card. I am hoping its a slight upgrade to the one installed. The computers graphics seem to work fine. Do I need to update any bios or drivers and if so can you tell me what website to go to and the link to the driver. I did try this site:
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Well, Linux used to pride itself for being able to run on almost any machine. Ubuntu has become bloated over the years, but more user friendly. You may want to try an older distro like Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Long Term Support): http://releases.ubuntu.com/8.04/ You will want the PC (Intel x86) desktop CD version ubuntu-8.04.4-desktop-i386.iso
what service pack are you running ? if you have service pack 3 installed you can not reinstall the OS period , you'll have to remove the service pack 3 and go back to service pack 2 ram and the HDD don't have any connection with the OS you can try switching out the ram to another computer for testing and for checking the DIMM slots on your computer if its a notebook there will be only 2 slots if its a PC you may have 4 check your manual for 1234 configuration they never go as 1234 its usually 1324 , windows XP 32 bit edition will only hold 3072 MB of Ram while the 64 bit edition will hold up to 8 gigabytes .
First use the recovery cd ..or installation cd ..to reinstall the operation system ....cause this is a sign that it got a bug on the system ..or has some damaged files that slow it down .... Another thing ...if it worked like this always...I sugest to downgrade to windows xp .cause you probably do not have enough Ram memory for this OS ...or upgrade the ram by inserting one more slot if it has free slots... for vista to operate well enough in a computer you need at least 2G of ram memory ...if you have only one ....better install windows XP ...if you want to downgrade to Xp and do not have the drivers ..let me know to link you to a download location ...
I have the solution! Read this thread and install this version of XP 32-bit. I am currently running this version of Windows XP Pro 32-bit on my HP Pavilion dv6-1030us. IT WORKS!!! I promise. After you install that version of Windows XP 32-bit than follow the second link here. Good Luck. Step 1) Download this OS here: http://www.mininova.org/tor/2863191 Step 2) Burn the ISO using your favorite ISO burner. (I use ImgBurn) Step 3) Do a complete fresh install. Step 4) Install these drivers: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/psg/board/message?board.id=OS&thread.id=9700&view=by_date_ascending&page=6 Step 4) The drivers on that page are post by Daniel, so please give him kudos for hunting down the entire driver list. Step 5) Reboot and ENJOY! -=Viralnexxus=-
From the HP specifications page for Pavillion A530N:
Two DDR DIMMs (184-pin)
Maximum HP/Compaq approved memory
Two x 512 MB DDR-DIMMS, 1024 MB total